The deep north is the region of long-forgotten and desolate savannahs, a treasure trove of ancient peoples, only partly Islamized, who continue to live in syncretism, according to the most rural traditions authentic.
A universe in itself, waiting to be discovered, and immersed in natural scenarios typical of the Sahel. Fields of corn and millet, baobabs, acacias and mangoes, mysterious caiman ponds and reserves inhabited by elephants and rhinos, small clay or stone houses scattered in fairy-tale landscapes, ancient lamidats or animist sanctuaries, in the shadow of rocky peaks with surreal shapes.
Markets are the core of this small universe of peoples and traditions. If those citizens are the widest crossroads of peoples coming from neighboring countries, such as Nigeria, Chad, Central Africa, those in rural areas are the meeting point of Peulh, Bororo, Kapsiki, Musgum, Hidé, Koma and many others. It’s a real open-air ethnographic museum.
Day 1: Sunday
Outbound Flight/Douala (DLA)
Day 2: Monday
From the markets of the economic capital to the far north of the country.
Day 3: Tuesday
The Pouss market on the border with Chad, where you can meet the Peulh Bororo, and the Musgum howitzer houses.
Day 4: Wednesday
The maze of the chefferie d’Oudjilla and the pointy barns of Koza.
Day 5: Thursday
The Tourou market, where Hidé women wear calebasse as headgear.
Day 6: Friday
The magical peaks of Rhoumsiki, on the border with Nigeria.
Day 7: Saturday
The weekly market of Poli and the remote villages in the Atlantika Mountains.
Day 8: Sunday
Trekking through the Koma villages, discovering ancestral traditions.
Day 9: Monday
The Gode market and the Sultanate of Ngaounderé, where to meet the starch.
Day 10: Tuesday
By train in the forest to the capital Yaoundé, with its interesting museums.
Day 11: Wednesday
Yaoundé (NSI)/Return Flight
Arrival at the destination airport.